3D Platform and NIU EIGERlab Join Forces
3D Platform is pleased to announce an agreement to join forces with Northern Illinois University EIGERlab, an innovation network, incubator, and business accelerator facility designed to help individuals and businesses develop new skills, mentor, and link qualified resources to the global marketplace.
Specifically, the Center for Product Development within NIU EIGERlab, which has extensive experience in a range of additive manufacturing technologies, will work together with 3D Platform to develop educational modules and curriculum designed to prepare both students entering the workplace, and those looking to advance their skills in 3D printing. The 3D Platform fused filament 3D printer, provides a one of a kind platform for developing these competencies. Its unique capability to combine printing large objects to scale, inserting metal or other objects to be encased in a print, and ability to handle core modeling allowing multiple print parameters within a single object, make it an ideal printer for developing both basic and advanced proficiencies.
“Additive manufacturing is that hot new thing that many people hear about but don’t understand how to apply it. So along with NIU we are building modules for training and bringing the workforce up to speed with this new technology,” said Mark Huebner,3D Platform Development Manager.
The EIGERlab Center for Product Development locations in Rockford and Loves Park will host “Innovation Tuesdays,” an informal, monthly meeting that’s open to anyone who wants to learn more about the world of 3D design and printing and the latest advanced manufacturing developments.
For more information about NIU EIGERlab and future events, please visit www.eigerlab.org
More pictures from the December 8th, EIGERlab open house event: